Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection with Reference Dependent Preferences
AbstractWe study S-shaped utility maximization for the standard portfolio selection problem with one risky and one risk-free asset. We derive a mean-variance criterium of choice, which preserves reference dependence and the reflection effect. Subsequently, we study diversification possibilities and obtain the demand for the risky asset. We close the paper with an alternative interpretation of the criterium in terms of target-based decision making.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia in its series Working Papers with number 150.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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portfolio selection; S-shaped utility; prospect theory; reference point; mean-variance analysis; demand for the risky asset; target-based decisions.;
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- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
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